Friday, June 23, 2006


So, first our internet was out for five days...

Then after two days of restored service, it was out again - this time, after the guy crawled through the attic, the upstairs crawlspace, and ran multiple diagnostics from different points along the line, he finally figured out that the cable was going bad and would have to be replaced.

The fastest they could schedule a replacement cable was one week later!

Ugh. At least the symptoms of internet withdrawel aren't that bad - boredom and mild irritability.

Anyway, just wanted to let people know why I suddenly dropped off the face of the internet - if anyone had even noticed yet. =D

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Seagulls and Insanity

Window Washer Faces Jail for Killing Seagull

1) It's a seagull

2) It's a seagull

3) It's a SEAGULL!

What kind of CRAP is this? This man faces jail for killing a seagull, while a pedophile escapes jail because he's only 5'1"...

Some highlights:

“My whole floor, as every other floor from my company, was banging on the glass and screaming,” Sarah said. “He started batting at them up in the sky intentionally and then beat the mother bird down totally dead to the ground.”
“It was horrifying,” she said. “We were screaming, crying and banging on the window.” She said Guay dropped the pipe, noticed the pleading employees and then “flipped us off, grabbed his crotch at us and started shaking himself and flipping us off.”

Somehow, I bet this woman would not have been screaming, crying and banging on the window had the man in question been killing a rat* with a lead pipe. I'm also betting that what really whipped her into a frenzy of self-righteous outrage was the crotch-grabbing and bird-flipping that followed.

Personally, I think it's insane that this man was even arrested. I don't condone animal cruelty, but a situation like this is simply not one that the law needs to be involved in - especially when there are far more important crimes that need to be prosecuted. That's the government for you - always finding new and outrageous ways to waste the tax-payer's money.

*Seagulls are practically rats with wings anyway, in my opinion. At least rats have never snatched food right out of my hands...

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

This is my son

He took this picture himself, along with a handful of others, prior to being caught and having the digital camera taken away from him!

Now that I've discovered how easy it is to include pictures in my post, I shall have to do this more frequently. I'll wait on a better picture of my son, though, until I've gone through the digital photos and cleaned up the red-eye. Otherwise, he'll look too much like a demon-child. =D


Our internet service went out Thursday morning, and took our phone service with it. (We have Vonage.) Sadly, because we couldn't call our housemate to let her know what happened, she couldn't call for a tech until Friday. By then, they wouldn't send anyone until Monday. The tech that came Monday wasn't the most competent or industrious guy in the world - but he did at least arrange for another tech to come by today. The one that came today proved to be much more competent - as evidenced by the fact that we have our internet service on again! It's amazing how many little things I had taken for granted which I suddenly found myself without - no online dictionary, no map service, no way to check our bank account online, no e-mail - I'd even had a recipe which I had wanted to try over the weekend, but I had only bookmarked the online site I obtained it from, rather than writing it down. No lemon squares for me! It was even worse for my husband, as he was unable to check and see if he had any assignments due for his internet college class. (Fortunately, he didn't miss any.)

Ah well - at least my husband and I had already had plans for the weekend, so instead of sitting around twiddling our thumbs and wishing we had access to our favorite toy, we spent Saturday and Sunday with friends.

Okay, enough rambling for now, hope everyone had a good weekend. =)